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Any of various tropical often brightly colored cyprinid fishes of the genus Rasbora and related genera, including many species kept in home aquariums.
[New Latin Rasbora, genus name, from a native word in the East Indies.]
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(Animals) any of the small cyprinid fishes constituting the genus Rasbora of tropical Asia and East Africa. Many species are brightly coloured and are popular aquarium fishes
[from New Latin, from an East Indian language]
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ras•bo•ra(ræzˈbɔr ə, -ˈboʊr ə, ˈræz bər ə)
n., pl. -ras.
any of several freshwater minnows of the genus Rasbora, of SE Asia, esp. the silvery R.heteromorpha, popular in home aquariums.
[1930–35; < New Latin]
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